Fishers

A fisher (Martes pennanti) is no measly weasel. The largest member of this family is making a comeback in New York State. Once nearly eliminated in all of the U.S. because of habitat loss and …

Red Squirrel

My quiet early morning is suddenly interrupted by a staccato churring cry. After screaming at me, a red squirrel dashes along a downed log and up onto a stump. There he turns and exhibits that …

Ichneumon

Some years ago Mrs. John Cottrell of Chaffee showed me a huge insect she found on a maple tree trunk in her yard. Measuring it I found its body to be almost three inches long …